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Car hits semi in Hancock

Car hits semi A Paoli, Ind. man suffered serious injury when his car crossed the centerline and struck a semi. The accident happened on June 18 at approximately 4:45 a.m. on U.S. 60, two miles east of Hawesville. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton filed the accident report. According to Burton’s report, Rodney L. Ledgerwood…

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AT&T line caused outage

Last Thursday and Friday Lewisport experienced a phone outage that lasted approximately 22 hours. Earlier this week TDS Associate Manager of Communications Missy Kellor confirmed a problem with a 10-gig backhaul line between Lewisport and Chicago, Ill. caused the outage. Kellor said some type of damage occurred to the line, but since it is not…

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Group forms to fix stray cats

A new county group is taking on the old problem of stray cats, attempting to raise money to spay or neuter them in an effort to reduce the population that can sometimes swell and cause problems in neighborhoods. Hancock Community Kitties was formed to do something about the growing number of stray cats, but the…

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Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman power plant is being dismantled

Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman power plant on River Road is being dismantled and scrapped after being officially removed from the power grid in 2017. The scrubber on the plant is being removed and will be installed at Big Rivers’ Wilson plant in Centertown, Ky. Contractors work to dismantle the Kenneth C. Coleman power plant…

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Vastwood gets new fish habitats from state

After six years of work, the environment of Vastwood Lake is improving, and will continue to do so after Kentucky’s Division of Fish & Wildlife installed new fish habitats in the lake last week and will do more next week. State officials were on the lake last Thursday sinking odd looking contraptions made of black…

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County goes yellow, businesses can open to 60 percent

Hancock County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to fall and it has officially turned yellow on the state’s map of new virus incidence rates. On March 2 the county had an incidence rate of 6.6 new daily cases per 100,000 population, which was 11th lowest in the state and far below the state average of 19.23. This…

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